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John Barker

Beach Band from Wake Forest, NC Will travel up to 30 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 6 Reviews
  • 7 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • Starting at $500 per event

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Ideally set up for smaller venues, corporate parties, small weddings, dinners, pool parties, birthday's, any event where a smaller group would work better for you, Johnny Barker's solo piano, duo or trio up to a Big Band, can be booked here. You have the assurance that you will get the same professional performance at all levels. Johnny Barker is known in North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia as a pioneer in shaping the sound of Beach Music as the keyboardist/vocalist/producer of 3 of it's most enduring groups, The Catalinas, The Entertainers and The Embers. This is in addition to performing with his own group and and operating his studio...Barker Productions, where much of the "sound of beach music" originates. His composition "Summertime's Callin' Me" released in 1975, has long been a Beach Music classic and still one of the most listened to beach songs of all time around the world. General areas covered... Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Wilmington, Hickory, Statesville, Virginia Beach. But will consider traveling further for special considerations. Book with confidence knowing that you will be hiring among the most experienced professionals in the music business in North Carolina. Available via text, cell or email...listed below. Member of the Beach Music Hall of Fame (2003) Member of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (2013) Composer/Producer of "Summertime's Callin' Me"


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Avg 5.0 | 6 Reviews

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Review by Bracy B.

Rehearsal DinnerReviewed on December 30, 2012From Weldon, NC

Mr. Barker, was wonderful. Our dinner could not have been ant better. I do not think we could have picked a better person for the event!!!! Thanks again

Review by Joanne M.

New Year's Eve PartyReviewed on December 31, 2012From Raleigh, NC

John is someone I would call on again. He arrived promptly, dressed perfectly and was very much a gentleman and very good natured. We hired him to play our piano for our New Year's Eve party and he impressed everyone with his talent and knowledge of so many pieces. John made our party special and memorable!

Review by Lilly B.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 21, 2012From Holly Springs, NC

Dear Johnny Barker, We saw the smiles! Everyone is still talking about the event. An awesome walk in for all. We especially wish to thank you for working with us to compliment the style of music needed for our Christmas Holiday Event. Time went by so quickly, we were amazed how everyone was having such a great time wanting to dance more. Your smooth singing and usage of DJ songs for the young and old made the event. Thanks LB

Song List

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  • I Love Beach Music | The Embers
  • Summertimes Calliin Me | The Catalinas
  • Ms Grace | The Tymes
  • More Than a Number in my Little Red Book | The Drifters
  • Sixty Minute Man | Billy Ward & the Dominoes
  • It's Alright | JJ Jackson
  • Lipstick Traces | Benny Spellman
  • Emperor of my Baby's Heart | Paul Craver
  • Don't Let the Geeen Grass Fool Ya | Wilson Picket
  • Too Late to Turn Back Now | The Cornelius Bros & Sister Rose
  • Under the Boardwalk | The Drifters
  • Up on the Roof | The Drifters
  • You'll Never Find | Lou Rawls
  • Sitdown and Talk to Me | Lou Rawls
  • First Last My Everything | Barry White
  • Can't Get Enough of Your Love | Barry White
  • Mother in Law | Ernie K Doe
  • Gone Fishin | Chairmen of the Board
  • Carolina Girls | Chairmen of the Board
  • Turn Back the Hands of Time | Tyrone Davis
  • Ain't No Stopping Us Now | McFadden & Whitehead
  • Everyday I have The Blues | Joe Williams
  • Is the Majic Still There | Gary Brown
  • The Summerwind | Johnny Barker
  • Brenda | OC Smith
  • Thank You John | Willie Tee
  • Sunshine & You | Johnny Barker
  • What a Difference a Day Makes
  • What You Won't Do For Love | Bobby Caldwell
  • What's Goin On | Marvin Gaye
  • You Are the Sunshine of my Life | Stevie Wonder
  • Celebration | Kool & the Gang
  • Ladies Night | Kool & the Gang
  • Fresh | Kool & the Gang
  • Get Down on it | Kool & the Gang
  • Hollywood Swinging | Kool & the Gang
  • Boogie Shoes | KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Low Rider | War
  • Don't Let Go | Issac Hayes (Line Dance Tush Push)
  • Brickhouse | The Commadores
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Picket
  • Back That Thing Up | Tyrone Davis
  • Back in Love Again | LTD
  • Sing a Song | Earth Wind & Fire
  • September | Earth Wind & Fire
  • All of Me | Frank Sinatra
  • All The Way | Frank Sinatra
  • Blue Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Blue Skies | Frank Sinatra
  • Day in Day Out | Frank Sinatra
  • A Foggy Day in London Town | Frank Sinatra
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Frank Sinatra
  • Hello Dolly | Frank Sinatra
  • I Wish You Love | JB
  • Just the Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  • The Lady is A tramp | Frank Sinatra
  • Lets Fall in Love | Frank Sinatra
  • Luck Be a Lady | Frank Sinatra
  • Mack the Knife | Frank Sinatra
  • My Way | Frank Sinatra
  • New York New York | Frank Sinatra
  • Nice and Easy Does It | Frank Sinatra
  • Night & Day | Frank Sinatra
  • September in the Rain | Frank Sinatra
  • Summerwind | Johnny Barker
  • The Right Place But The Wrong Time | Frank Sinatra
  • The Best is Yet to Come | Frank Sinatra
  • The Shadow of Your Smile | Frank Sinatra
  • When I Fall in Love | Nat King Cole
  • Witchcraft | Frank Sinatra
  • Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • September Morn | Neil Diamond
  • Thank the Lord for the Nighttime | Neil Diamond
  • Kentucky Woman | Neil Diamond
  • Cracklin Rosie | Neil Diamond
  • At Last | Lou Rawls
  • And I Love Her So | Perry Como
  • Embraceable You | frank Sinatra
  • Georgia | Ray Charles
  • Just the Way You Look Tonight | JB & Frank Sinatra
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | JB & Frank Sinatra
  • Makin Whoopy | Ray Charles
  • Nice N Easy | Frank Sinatra
  • Stardust | Frank Sinatra
  • Teach Me Tonight | Al Jarreau
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • One in a Million | Larry Graham
  • I'll Never Smile Again | Frank Sinatra
  • Lovers Holiday | Lou Rawls


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Past Events

March 23, 2013 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Salisbury, NC
December 31, 2012 • New Year's Eve Party
Mon8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Raleigh, NC
December 30, 2012 • Rehearsal Dinner
Sun7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Weldon, NC
December 22, 2012 • Christmas Party
Sat6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Raleigh, NC
December 21, 2012 • Holiday Party
Fri7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Holly Springs, NC
December 1, 2012 • Holiday Party
Sat1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Clayton, NC
November 9, 2012 • MacGregor Downs Country Club
Fri7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Cary, NC
October 27, 2012 • Russian Embassy
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Washington, DC
October 26, 2012 • Greensboro Country Club
Fri8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Greensboro, NC
October 22, 2012 • Charlotte, NC
Mon6:00 PM - 3:00 AM Charlotte, NC
October 13, 2012 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pinehurst, NC
October 6, 2012 • Birthday Party
Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Anderson, SC

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